Christopher Logue

(b. 1926)

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(1926– ),

poet, playwright, journalist, and actor. During the 1950s he co‐edited with Trocchi the influential Paris‐based magazine Merlin (1952–5), which published work by Beckett, Genet, Neruda, and others. He was associated with the early years of the English Stage Company, which put on several of his plays, including the Brechtian musical The Lily White Boys (1960, with H. Cookson). Logue was a pioneer in the jazz poetry movement. His volumes of poetry include Wand and Quartet (1953), Songs (1959), New Numbers (1969), and Ode to the Dodo: Poems from 1953–1978 (1981). His ongoing adaptation of The Iliad has appeared in sections beginning with War Music (1981); a more recent volume is Cold Calls: War Music Continued (2005, Whitbread Poetry Award).

Subjects: Literature.

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